DJ Khaled proposes to Nicki Minaj on MTV with a 10 karat diamond ring from Rafaello and Co. valued at $500,000. DJ Khaled also wears jewelry exclusively from Rafaello and Co. on his new album cover, Suffering From Success.
Nick Cannon becomes the first Rafaello and Co. client to wear the diamond tie pin from their couture gentlemen’s collection.
Jay-Z wears a five kilo (11 lb) Cuban link chain designed by Rafaello and Co at the So So Def 25th anniversary party. The chain appears again in Jay-Z’s music video Holy Grail with Justin Timberlake.
Alicia Keys and Sean Paul both sport Rafaello and Co. pieces at the 2013 Grammy Awards.
Kate Upton wears numerous pieces by Rafaello and Co. at the Lacoste/GQ and Direct TV Super Bowl parties.
Music producer Swizz Beatz and singer Beyonce feature custom-made grillz crafted by Rafaello and Co. at the 2012 American Music Awards.
Rapper Rick Ross sports a Gold and Diamond Angel pendant from the Gabriel Angels collection of Rafaello and Co. in his music video, Bury Me a G. Rick Ross then dons his custom-made Mercedes Benz pendant from Rafaello and Co. in his video, Straight Off the Boat in late October 2012.
Busta Rhymes premieres his new video, King Tut wearing jewelry exclusively from Rafaello and Co.
DJ Eric Morillo purchases his fiance’s engagement ring and his wedding band from Rafaello and Co. Yasmin’s ring is a combination of white 15 carat diamonds, and white gold and is of the highest carat white gold obtainable.
The Saudi royal family purchases custom-made pieces from Rafaello and Co. for several million dollars, which was the largest transaction for the company to date.
Rafaello and Co. is featured in the New York Daily News. Gabriel Jacobs and Eric Aranbayev spoke to reporters about servicing rappers Drake and Chris Brown.
Rafaello and Co. premieres their Blackout Collection, a series of pieces inlaid with black diamonds and crafted for both men and women. The stones used are conflict-free and a portion of the sales are given to All As One, a non-profit organization that aids orphans in Sierra Leone.
Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks is featured on the cover of the hip-hop magazine The Source wearing an enamel colored Jesus piece custom-made by Rafaello and Co.
Rafaello and Co was founded by Gabriel Jacobs, Rafael Aranbayev, and Eric Aranbayev. Located on 47th Street in NYC, Rafaello and Co.’s prime location made climbing to the top of the jewelry industry easy as they catered to high-end clients that frequently shopped in the Diamond District.